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Schools

We've developed turnkey curriculum that integrates entrepreneurship, STEM, and design-thinking to equip students with the 21st century skills necessary to create market-based solutions to social problems. Partner with us to join the ranks of innovative and cutting-edge schools nationwide transforming their students into proactive leaders of the future. We can't wait to work with you!

About our School Programs

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Explore: Intro to Impact-Driven Entrepreneurship

A flexible 20-lesson program designed to help students:

  • Identify social problems
  • Understand root causes of systemic issues
  • Explore being a social entrepreneur
  • Connect with community mentors
  • Launch mini-ventures to address local problems
  • Virtually compete against national Explore students
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Build: Designing an impact-driven business

A year-long course designed to help students:

  • Utilize design thinking to assess social problems
  • Understand root cause analysis
  • Assess individual strengths and form diverse teams
  • Ideate and prototype solutions
  • Build business models, cost, and revenue structures
  • Form pitch decks and compete at Demo Day to win cash prizes
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Scale: Launching an impact-driven business

A year-long course designed to help students:

  • Rapidly prototype solutions
  • Iterate through customer feedback
  • Launch go-to-market strategy
  • Define scalable business models
  • Build out team and advisors
  • Design pitch deck to raise capital

Must first participate in the Build program to be eligible for Scale.

SEED SPOT PARTNER SCHOOLS

SEED SPOT partners with public, private, and charter schools. Here are some of our current partner schools:

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The benefits of teaching high school students entrepreneurship

PITCHING AT DEMO DAY

Hosted by SEED SPOT, Demo Day is the culminating event after a year of students identifying social problems, prototyping solutions, iterating through customer feedback, and developing a go-to-market strategy. Student teams from across the country present their three-minute pitches to an audience of hundreds for the opportunity to win cash prizes.

KIPP New Jersey - iBlueLight & KAST

As a SEED SPOT partner school, KIPP New Jersey sent two student teams to our 2018 High School Demo Day: iBlueLight and Keep All Students Trained (KAST).

Forever Mine

Forever Mine is a venture that eases the transitions of foster kids by creating a unique drawstring bag that contains encouraging letters from other foster kids. They won the $1,000 Judges Choice Award at our 2018 High School Demo Day.

Stable Top

After seeing a wheelchair-bound student struggle in the classroom, Stable Top created a portable and light wheelchair desk that allows their classmate to work comfortably.

REFUresource

REFUresource empowers and unites refugees by creating a platform that connects refugees, their caseworkers, and potential employers. Their hard work was recognized by the United Nations Foundation in this article.

SEED SPOT Schools Alumni - Josh Kaplan & Tylor Tang

Josh Kaplan and Tylor Tang are two SEED SPOT Schools alumni that share how their journeys have evolved years after participating in the SEED SPOT program.

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"Before SEED SPOT, I never would have seen myself as an entrepreneur. In fact, I didn’t even really know what an entrepreneur was. But I understand now that entrepreneurs are just regular people, like me, who actively seek out solutions to the problems in their communities.”

Josh Kaplan, Co-Founder of BrailleBoard
Read more about his SEED SPOT journey HERE.

How To Bring to Your School

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STEP 1:

Indicate your interest in SEED SPOT Schools by filling out this short form

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STEP 2:

Within 2-3 days, you will talk to SEED SPOT about signing a contract

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STEP 3:

Teachers will be trained on best practices for teaching social entrepreneurship

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STEP 4:

SEED SPOT curriculum is deployed to cultivate student innovation!

Bring SEED SPOT to your school

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"I love working with SEED SPOT – it’s been very valuable. From finding ways to launch my venture to getting me involved in mentoring, SEED SPOT presented me with countless opportunities to make a difference. SEED SPOT is touching the lives of high school students who dream of making big things happen.”

Carlos Martinez, Co-Founder of Seeds for Needs
Read more about his SEED SPOT journey HERE.